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captioning funded by cbs >>> four more years. >> thank you. thank you. >> president obama wins a second term in the white house after scoring election night victories in the key battleground states of ohio, virginia, iowa, and colorado. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> mitt romney conceding defeat after a bitter and costly campaign. >> ann and i join with you earnestly to pray for him and the nation. >> but little changes in congress, with democrats maintaining control of the senate, while the gop holds sway over the house. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 7th, 2012. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battlegroun
japan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, the i am chip reid, one day after the holiday season kickoff the nation's merchants have reason for joy, by one estimate the number of black friday shoppers was up 20 percent over the same day last year. the question now is whether shoppers can maintain the pace. terrell brown is watching the shoppers and their treasures in new york tonight. >> it is shaping up to be a record-setting opening to this holiday shopping season. one retailer at wal-mart the neigh nation's biggest said it sold nearly 5,000 items a second on thanksgiving night, as stores opened their doors this year earlier than ever. >> the pumpkin pie was barely eaten thursday night when retailers opened their doors, some as early as 8:00 and 9:00 p.m., to jump-start the holiday shopping season. >> shopping! >> people showed up a clear majority of the nation's shoppers came into the stores between thursday night and friday morning. according to an overnight survey from a research group. >> this party was by far the biggest ever and have neve
evidence removed from paula broadwell's north carolina home. the e-mails she sent to the director. cbs 5 reporter on what is becoming an increasingly sorted affair. liz? >> at first glance, the e- mails, they didn't look like a threat to the national security. mostly with the messages that are set from the jealous girlfriend. instead they uncovered an elaborate scheme that would lead to the resignation of the director and growing concerns over how much his mistress knew. joe kelly is a florida socialite. his biographer, paula broadwell, saw her as a romantic rival for petraeus' attention. broadwell sent kelly anonymous e-mails from a secret account that she and petraeus shared access to. the source said that the e- mails were more cat fights than stay away from my man. when the fbi started poking around, they first thought someone had breached his private e-mail account. but it turned out that the agents had stumbled upon a secret communication system that petraeus and broadwell used to communicate with each other. some of the messages were sexually explicit. he would write an e-mail, he
, his focus now of course turns to planning for a second term. cbs reporter bigad shaban is in chicago with more on the tough task he faced starting with uniting a nation that's split down the middle. >> reporter: the president gets another four years in the white house thanks to the same voters who elected yet another split congress. the president says that political divide was a roadblock to reform during his first term. how will things change over the next four years? a victorious barack obama heads back to washington to face the same divided congress in his second term. >> the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won't end all the gridlock or solve all our problems. >> reporter: the president swept almost all the battleground states giving him a decisive victory in the electoral college. but the popular vote was much closer. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: during the president's speech here, he promised to work across party lines. they will have to. congress remains split. democrats held on to the senat
seen here before: the psychadelic drug so intense, >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> you can snort it. you can inject it. >> a big lab bust. heroin and something they've never seen here before. the psychedelic drug so intense, most people are too afraid to take it. >>> good evening. i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken bastida. it is exactly the kind of hobby you don't want your neighbor dabbling in, a rare and dangerous kind of drug lab, right in downtown mountain view. cbs 5 reporter kiet do on the powerful hallucinogen being made in the heart of silicon valley. >> reporter: you're looking at the ingredients for one of the most powerful drugs that you've likely never heard of. it's called dimethyltryptamine, or dmt. >> you can snort it. you can inject it. and it's got -- it's a fast- acting hallucinogen. >> reporter: acting on tips from neighbors, a swat team raided the downtown apartment complex, just blocks away from popular restaurants and high- end condos. they found meth and heroin, along with shotguns and an assault rifle. but the dmt lab was
thanksgiving. good night. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, . >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. . >> his cap went missing and that's the last time anyone saw him. rescue crews are searching for the man in the waters of the old quarry in oakland. that's where elizabeth cook is right now. >> reporter: they are now calling this a recovery effort. if you look behind me the dive team as you see getting ready to search the 40-foot deep water in the quarry for a man that went missing earlier tonight while looking for his cat. >> this was the scene a couple hours ago as a chp helicopter swooped in to light the area where the man is believed to have fallen. as water rescue teams poke and prod the water below. firefighters scale the hillside and rugged terrain. authorities say the mans friend or roommate went outlooking for him after he didn't come back looking for his cat behind their home. he found a flashlight 15 feet down the hillside but no sign of the man. later the rescue team was able to find the cat. >> i spoke with battalion chief he says they searched every nook and cranny and
public domain christmas song that we can sing for free on cbs. you pick one. just go ahead and read any one you want and then we'll sing it. geoff: all right. let's sing "kidney pie." craig: ♪ oh kidney pie for christmas kidney pie for cris nass oh christmas time when santa comes to play his kidney pie will say ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ good night, everybody. ,,,,,,,,,, get to the hospital! you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> the baby was coming and there wasn't any time to get to the hospital. good evening i'm allen martin. >> cbs 5 reporter sharon chen shows us the baby arrived faster than the morning dart train. one day little diari will hear an incredible story from her parents. the story of her birth. >> jasmine's contractions were five minutes apart before 6:00 a.m. he drove them from their pittsburgh home. but her water broke in the front seat. she was like pull my pants down the baby's hanging out. we both were yelling at the same time. >> i was in shock and in pain. i'm going have my baby in the car. >> they pulled up in the mini van right here. >> here in th
at 6:00 right here on cbs 5. reporting from napa, roberta gonzales cbs 5. >>> and as you just heard, the north bay is going to get hammered but one spot in particular really needs to watch out. in the past, heavy rains have flooded san anselmo creek inundating the downtown with water. voters approved a tax for prevention projects five years ago. but the money has been tied up in court most of the time. now there's about $10 million waiting to be spent. >> there are efforts that -- planning efforts and more to develop what are called retention ponds in upstream areas the idea of which is to slow down the downstream onslaught of water that happens in big rain events. >> the town may be on alert but not everyone there is happy about being on the news. ahead at 6:00, cbs 5's mike sugerman explains why. >>> we might be seeing more of this before all is said and done. this tree came down in san francisco's bernal heights neighborhood. crews were trying to clean it up this morning. there have been a number of trees that have come down in many parts of the bay area. >> pg&e crews doing what
captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: it's 7:00 in the east on the night america elects a president. the polls have just closed in six states, including the first of the battleground states. the results are coming in so let's get started. this is the presidential race map as we have it at this moment. the states in red are the states that cbs news projects will be carried by mitt romney. let's have a look at those quickly. the state of indiana cbs news projects will go to mitt romney and the state of kentucky cbs news projects will go to governor romney. and so far tonight we have projected president obama the winner of the state of vermont. that is all we have at the moment. all the other state state wheree polls have closed we simply don't have enough information yet to make a projection on those states. will barack obama get a second term? or will mitt romney become the 45th president? will the democrats be able to hold on to the senate or will the republicans take control? we're about to find out. it's election night on cbs. changes and i'm going to bring it to this
said life in prison would ct too much. cbs 5 political reporter, ge lee is where california's dh row is located, san quentin. grace. this was a surprise outcomeo many...including the directf the field poll. mark that you should know about is that the money supposedly saved from all those legal fees and getting rid of the death penalty would be shifted to law enforcement and crime labs and the idea is to help solve murders and reported rapes. live near san quentin, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> on the campaign trail, both presidential candidates are trying to spin today's unemployment numbers in their favor. cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us how these new numbers could impact undecided voters. >>> reporter: armed with the latest jobs numbers, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are battling it out over the economy. >> and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we have made real progress. but we are here today because we know we have more work to do. >> reporter: employers added 171,000 jobs in october. but with more americans looking for
scandal. >> cbs reporter kristen mayor is live with this breaking story. >> reporter: officials are calling omar benjamin's departure retirement. the port has been investigating him along with the director since last month. receipts from a business trip show both spent more than $4,500 in public money entertaining shipping executives at a strip club. he remains on administrative leave as the investigation continues and the acting director will fill his shoes. he will not receive severance as part of his retirement package. they are continuing the investigation and will talk about policies and any changes to the policies at its meeting on thursday. live in oakland, cbs 5. >>> we learned new information in the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign. >> it is getting very complimented. the fbi is investigating general john allen. he is the successor. the feds found 20 in the pages of potentially inappropriate e- mails -- 20,000 pages of potential inappropriate e-mails between him and jill kelley. like i said it is getting more complicated. cbs reporter elizab
of the uc board of regents against proposed fees. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec at ucsf. all this and they don't have a fee hike on the table today. >> reporter: that's right. students say they are trying to be pro-active before the regents can start considering their next fee or tuition hike. all is calm here now at ucsf. an unlawful assembly was declared an hour and a half ago and protestors moved on peacefully saying they are headed to other universities next. dozens of uc students and employees came to protest outside the meeting at ucsf f this morning blocking streets but the regents weren't discussing a tuition hike. >> the good thing in my view about prop 30 is it allows us in the student and worker movement to now go on the offensive. we are not just protesting against new cuts. we are demanding rollbacks of tuition. >> reporter: prop 30 promises to funnel money into the uc system but how much is still a question. >> even though we're very pleased with the passage of prop 30 we're also reeling from nearly $1 billion in cuts from the state and we raised tuition. that o
and they found nothing. they're planning to search until they find the missing man. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> you see the rain behind elizabeth. we got this in by a photographer. he stuck a camera on his news van while driving south. wipers going at full speed. it's coming down. cbs 5 meteorologist paul deanno where it's about to really come down. >> the bay bridge is getting the worst of it right now. this front is splitting the bay area in half. in san francisco, oakland, is where we find the heaviest rain right now. concord and pleasant hill you're getting heavy rainfall. areas like santa rosa, you're getting a bit of a break. and the south bay, you're waiting for the first drops of rain. but trust me the morning commute tomorrow around san jose is going to be sloppy. latest computer models suggest a half inch of rainfall for santa rosa with half of that toward hayward and less for san jose. you can look at doppler radar at cbs sf. com. wait until you see how much sunshine in the forecast. coming up next. >> cbs 5 reporter shows us while the thief was casing the house. the house was c
get to the hospital! you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> the baby was coming and there wasn't any time to get to the hospital. good evening i'm allen martin. >> cbs 5 reporter sharon chen shows us the baby arrived faster than the morning dart train. one day little diari will hear an incredible story from her parents. the story of her birth. >> jasmine's contractions were five minutes apart before 6:00 a.m. he drove them from their pittsburgh home. but her water broke in the front seat. she was like pull my pants down the baby's hanging out. we both were yelling at the same time. >> i was in shock and in pain. i'm going have my baby in the car. >> they pulled up in the mini van right here. >> here in the parking lot in front of tonya maddox. a guy got out of the car screaming she's having the baby. she's having the baby. >> the baby came so fast she missed it. >> i was backwards i was in so much pain. i pushed her out. >> jasmine wrapped her third child in a coat from a tackty driver. tonya's husband helped daniel cut the umbilical cord of the specia
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> round two of the storm is just getting started. we're gonna pinpoint the areas that will get hit the hardest. good evening. i'm dana king. >> i'm allen martin. ken bastida has the night off. so let's get right to chief meteorologist paul deanno who is tracking the storm on cbs 5 hi-def doppler. >> we've been talking about this rainfall since thanksgiving. we've known it's been coming for about seven days. tonight, it's finally here. the heavy rainfall has arrived. now enveloping just about all of the bay area. check it out. from clear lake, south to cloverdale, napa, vacaville, all now getting a steady soaking rainfall. the 680 corridor, also tapping into the rain, all the way down the pleasanton. look at all that rain, due west of san francisco. san mateo, half moon bay, it will be pouring in the city within the hour. the heaviest rainfall still to the north. it's creeping to the south, though, and tomorrow is going to be a washout, wet all day, windy as well at times, with rough surf and a slight thunderstorm cha
by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. i'm glad to be with you. i'm terrell brown. at least 120 million americans are expected to vote today in an election driven by record spending and even now, the outcome is up in the air. looking at the last gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters, president obama and mitt romney are separated by just one percentage point, a virtual tie. we have two reports this morning. randall pinkston is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with bigad shaban. >> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night, just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue
hit by hurricane sandy. hardest hit by >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. "cbs morning news" >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporarily stop it's offensive in the gaza strip with answers from rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the prime minister arrived in gaza this morning and visiting to show solidarity with hamas the militants who rule gaza. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. you can see the smoke over the city this morning. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing hundreds of rockets across gaza's border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas rocket launching sites and weapons storage. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed since the israeli offensive began. the conflict could escalate ev
. standard at citibank. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> breaking news. two kids hit by a car while out trick-or-treating with their parents. and the bad weather may have been a factor. good evening. i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken bastida. it happened on north dutton avenue at west eighth in santa rosa about 7:30 tonight. candy all over the intersection as you can see. we just talked with police and they tell us a ten-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl were in the crosswalk with their parents tonight. the parents saw the car coming in the rain. they tried to get the kids out of the way but it was too late. those kids were hit. they are in the hospital tonight with non-life- threatening. the driver stopped and is cooperated. it's been raining most of the night all over the bay area. paul deanno tells us where it's coming down if hardest right now. >> right now, still north of the golden gate, not in santa rosa but closer to san francisco is where we're seeing the steadiest rainfall. there's a line working its way through marin, south sonoma and also napa cou
it on the label. >> why are they afraid of me knowing? >> this i captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, as the final weekend of campaign 2012 draws to a close the race for the white house could not be closer. the latest polls indicate a virtual tie. taking no chances the candidates are chris crossing swing states. we begin with nancy cordes who is with the obama campaign in cincinnati tonight. >> reporter: president obama joined forces this weekend with his most powerful supporter, former president bill clinton who took on romney with relish. >> he's tied himself in so many knots trying to say he didn't oppose what he clearly opposed that i expect any day he will be offered a job as a chief contortionist at cirque du soleil. >> reporter: mr. clinton is being dispatched to four cities in pennsylvania tomorrow to give a last minute offensive by the romney camp in that typically blue state. mr. obama brings up the clinton years at every rally. >> we tried our ideas, they worked. middle class grew, america prospered, deficits be
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. we are learning more tonight about the investigation that led to the abrupt resignation of c.i.a. chief and retired four-star general david petraeus. petraeus admitted to an affair and submitted his resignation to president obama, and now it turns out, it was the f.b.i. that discovered the relationship was with his biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeus is one of america's most decorated and reveered generals. as head of the c.i.a., he was in charge of the nation's most sensitive operations, but the ridgedly disciplined p/e was hiding his own dark secret. sources say c.i.a. director david petraeus was never the target of an f.b.i. investigation but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus, or his e-mail accounts, may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of the c.i.a. director received a
of burglaries will finally come to an end after a handful of arrests. a cbs 5 reporter patrick sedillo shows us police had some help in ending the crime wave. >> we have made phone calls about the suspicious behavior. >> reporter: the san jose police department has some new help that has always been there. neighborhood groups that are forming and informing the police on the bad guys. >> hopefully when we talk about partnering with the community, we're talking about a philosophy that law enforcement has embraced called community policing. >> reporter: it's paying off. recently sjpd arrested seven suspects on suspicion of burglary. working with residents of san jose. >> it has never been more important to know for the community to be involved and to report suspicious activity. >> reporter: how do they do it? >> just get to know your neighbors. communicate with your neighbors. they'll know your patterns and working hours and how many family members you have. >> community safety, immigration, housing. >> reporter: carrie with p. a. c. t., people acting in the community together is part of the solut
changes to the policies at its meeting on thursday. live in oakland, cbs 5. >>> we learned new information in the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign. >> it is getting very complimented. the fbi is investigating general john allen. he is the successor. the feds found 20 in the pages of potentially inappropriate e- mails -- 20,000 pages of potential inappropriate e-mails between him and jill kelley. like i said it is getting more complicated. cbs reporter elizabeth cook sorts it out. >> day of revelations. -letters start with the -- let's start with the woman who cia director david petraeus was having an affair. the fbi removed evidence from her home. agents have been looking at e- mails at he sent to jill kelley. those e-mails don't look like a threat to national security they seem to be snarky messages with a jealous message. >> reporter: jill kelley has done fundraising for the military. paula broadwell saw her as a romantic rival. paula broadwell sent jill kelley anonymous e-mails from a secret account that her and david petraeus shared. when the fbi started po
heritage. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> brennan: good evening. i'm margaret brennan. there is no cease-fire as yet between israel and hamas militants in gaza, though diplomatic efforts are under way. here's the latest-- israel says it's launched nearly 200 airstrikes against more than 800 targets. gaza officials say today's strikes killed 12 people, including eight militants. all told, 42 palestinians and three israeli civilians have been killed in four days of fighting. allen pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. >> reporter: only hours after it was set up, this antimissile battery in tel aviv interpreted a long-range rocket aimed at the hate of israel's commercial capital. five such batteries, called iron dome, have been keploid and three more are being rushed into production. in an expansion of the air war against hamas, the israelis struck the office of the movement's prime minister overnight. attacks were also aimed at other parts of hamas' political struck the uincluding a building with where the cabinet meets. gaza is one of the most densely popula
will be in court on wednesday. live in san jose. cbs 5. >> a priest at a san jose catholic school resigned after defending a registered sex offender on campus. he was volunteering last month when someone recognized him. he produce add letter from the diocese saying that he could be there. that claim was defended by the parish priest, father lou woo. that letter was not signed by the proper officials. the bishop of the diocese apologized and tells parishioners it will not happen again. >> police think they play is busted a burglary ring with very young suspects. cbs 5 reporter lynda yee shows us they were caught at the latest burglary attempt on wood bridge circle. >> were nay the process of burglarizing the home when they were caught. >> right. this was a great tip from an aware neighbor who saw something they thought was suspicious and called us. >> they were caught holding a pillow case of stolen goods and burglars tools. a rapid response team of cops who included bell month pd, san mateo sheriff's deputies surrounded this neighborhood on wood bridge circle. >> i was coming down on the stop si
. >> there are no words to describe. >> he was an angel, huh? >> yeah. >> reporter: juliette goodrich, cbs 5 eyewitness news. >> and teresa tells us she is waiting for the police report to see if the serviceman's name was written down. >>> on breaking news, the westbound direction of 580 in oakland is a mess. all westbound lanes were closed for more than two hours. the chp began to reopen all lanes about 10 minutes ago. and all of this because of a shoot-out. there were two abandoned cars riddled with bullets near an exit. police think whoever was in them ran off. of course, we have traffic conditions 24/7 at cbssf.com/traffic. >>> and then about a mile away, police were on the scene of another shooting in the neighborhood on seminary avenue at hilton street in oakland. police say a man was shot about 90 minutes ago and at this point we don't know if the two incidents are related. >>> and cbs 5 reporter christin ayers spent tonight in an oakland neighborhood and we've agreed not to reveal exactly which neighborhood except to say it's in oakland hills. the people there have come up with quite the crime-
health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> i mean, he was the person i needed when i felt like my whole world had disappeared. >> tonight, we are turning our airwaves over to a woman who is disparate to find her mystery -- >> she says the man helped her and then disappeared. the two clues that could identify him. >>> >> i'm thankful to be alive. >> reporter: thankful, because her car flipped twice over a guardrail. a good samaritan came to her rescue. he was wearing military fatigues and knew how to respond in emergencies. >> he turned to the front of me and talked to me and did a quick physical exam to make sure i could feel, make sure my spine was intact and he just talked to me and kept me calm when i felt like i was going to pass out, when i was hyperventilating and not sure what was going on. >> reporter: she remembers he had bright green eyes. she says she remembers that detail because he told her to look into his eyes and keep talking and stay calm until paramedics arrived. when she got into the ambulan
worry their numbers could be hurt by workers who are too afraid to strike. to oakland, cbs 5. >>> since opening two weeks ago, it's been a nightmare getting into the new high-end outlet stores and it could be even worse this weekend. this is a live look at the outlet mall and the stores open for black friday shopping a few minutes ago, but we are told that traffic on 580 is already a mess. two hours from midnight. >>> with black friday spilling over into thanksgiving day, the crowds are out even earlier to push and shove their way into the early holiday bargains. they will be keeping the bargain hunters safe, huh? >> reporter: yes, one of the busiest target stores in the 10th largest city in america. all about keeping them safe. at the same time, boosting sales. for us, it's a lesson in retail science. >> they only let in groups of 30 people at a time. just like the metering ramp on the onramp to freeway rush hour. and they also used shopping carts to block off the aisle, accomplishing two things. and it also forced those people to walk past the sale items strategically placed. they wou
for when the rain will arri. . >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> get ready for a one, two, three punch from mother nature. the timetable for when the rain will arrive. >> their school bus was going up in flames. how to hero driver save add disabled student who was trapped inside. >> and don't let this happen to you. the new tactics shipping companies are using to stop package thieves in their track. >> i'm allen martin. ken bastida has the night off tonight. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook in the bay area city that will likely be the hardest hit. >> reporter: this area, i should say, once all the moisture roles off the pacific and hits the north bay hills they literally act like a wash cloth. for the next few days that wash cloth will be ringing out. this isn't the time to sit back and watch the clouds go by. patricia of san ansalo is loading up on sandbags to keep the water out of her home. >> we live in a low spot at the bottom of a hill. a lot of water comes down. this is to go around the garage and some of the doors and also in the basement. >> david manag
our campaign 2012 team begins now. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from cbs news election headquarters. >> pelley: good evening. there is no more important day on the american calendar than this one: election day. voters in every state are choosing a president after one of the tightest races ever. in just a few hours, we could know whether barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan cr
sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified information. allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now. but these latest developments only serve to widen the scandal that has gripped the nation's capital since friday. tara mergener is in washington with more. what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. another twist in this drama. de
,000 part time and full-time workers. in livermore, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> a new poll shows a dramatic shift in the way californians think about the death penalty. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on how they may be ready to end capital punishment here. grace. >> reporter: records the field poll has been asking this questions for six decades typically they would vote no supporting the death penalty. right now at this time in fact cycle most people vote no if they're undecided. that's not what we're seeing in this poll. it surprised a lot of people including the field commissioner himself. >> however this initiative to replace the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole is gaining steam. >>> reporter: the crisscross shows that 45% of californians want to get rid of the death penalty by voting yes on proposition 34 while 38% want to keep tha maximum penalty. >> this is another case where if this should pass a big reason for its passage would be because of ethnic voters support. latinos and african-americans are more likely to be supporting the repeal of the
the bay area keeping an eye on the sky and the radar as they reach for sandbags and plastic sheeting. cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us the storm preparations under way. >> reporter: residents in the north bay expect they are going to be hit hard. they are aware of the potential dangers from past experience and residents are not taking any chances. with some predictions of perhaps a foot of rainfall in the north bay hills over the next few days, residents like patricia aren't taking chances. >> we live in kind of a low spot at the bottom of a hill so a lot of water comes down and so this is to go around the garage, some of the doors and basement. >> reporter: she hired the son of a friend to help her get ready for the storms and they are loading up on sandbags. >> 15, 20 pounds but not too heavy or you won't be able to line them up correctly. >> reporter: san anselmo is no stranger to flooding. the downtown area was heavily damaged in 2005 so residents and merchants alike take the warnings of what's in store seriously. michael feldman's art gallery still displays a plaque which shows the
>> cbs news election night coverage continues. here again is scott pelley. >> the polls have just closed in three more states in this presidential election including the swing state, everybody will be watching tonight the state of ohio and another swing state, north carolina. no projections in either of those states or in virginia yet. another big battleground state, but let's look at the polls that the presidential race map as it stands right now. the state that you see in blue, the state of vermont, is the president's first win today. mitt romney, we project, will be the winner in indiana, kentucky, and in west virginia. the states that you see in white are states where the polls had now closed, but we do not yet have enough information on which to base a projection. as we were saying, mitt romney has just picked up the state of west virginia. now, you may be looking at this and saying, wait a minute, that shows us that none of the vote has been counted. how can you say that mitt romney has won west virginia? well, all of our cbs news projections tonight will be based on the vot
of the voter-approved change in the state's "three strikes" law. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez asked, who gets out and who decides? len. >> reporter: that's right. some of the first people convicted under the "three strikes" law have been serving in prison since the mid 1990s. now some of those nonviolent offenders are going to be asking the counties they came from to get out of prison early and some of those from santa clara county might be the first out the door. >> these are all the three strikes cases where the defendants are eligible for resentencing from santa clara county. >> reporter: the names and cases contained in these red books could be among the first three strikers in california to be released under the newly passed proposition 36. >> this county was pro active because as the district attorney, i supported proposition 36. >> reporter: district attorney jeff rosen got ahead of the curve and began compiling the list even before the votes were cast. >> i thought that reforming the "three strikes" law in this way would make the punishment fit the crime. >> reporter: santa clara county h
be talking to a judge. cbs 5 confirmed that the district attorney is investigating him criminally in two areas, one for allegedly violating state campaign ethics laws as well as misuse of public funds. allen, in addition to that, he is facing potentially tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating state fair practices area, as well. >> thank you, len ramirez. >>> freedom of expression versus public decency. that was the question before the san francisco board of supervisors as they voted on a public nudity ban in the city. joe vazquez is in san francisco with new rules on covering up. >> reporter: new rule, no nudity. it was a close vote. 6-5 here at the botched board this afternoon. after the vote there was an uproar at city hall. >> expression of nudity is beautiful. the body is beautiful! >> nudist began to strip and shouting in protest, sheriff's deputies had to cover them in blanketed and removed them from the chambers. several were screaming for the removal of supervisor scott weiner to sponsored the legislation. it will ban public nudity citywide with the exception of s
schedule here in the bay area. he has made five stops to push prop 30. his tax initiative. cbs 5 reporter ken bastida live in san francisco with the governor's now uphill battle for this. ken. >> reporter: yeah, allen. as you said it's been a long day for the governor. we'll talk about his schedule and what time of the morning it's started. we are at delancey street on the embarcadero. the governor is due here in 30 minutes for a last push for prop 30 joined by democrats. he started his day at 6:45 a.m. at the herbert hoover high school in san diego. he spoke to teachers and parents there then in los angeles at 9: 45 at a shopping center and an inner city struggle which is in east l.a. then fresno at 11:45 with the united association local union 246. then they had lunch and 1:45 p.m. sacramento. they spoke to the sacramento teachers association and then 4:45 or now 5:00 here in san francisco at clancy industry and the governor will be with a -- at delancey street. and the governor will be with a number of san francisco leadership. ed lee will be here, as well as john burke of the californ
. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning a lot of folks in the northeast are asking how much more can we take? barely more than a week after superstorm sandy an unusually early winter storm is hitting the region with a nasty mix of rain, snow and gusty winds. the storm moved up the coast overnight icing roads and disrupting air travel and causing more trouble for an already fragile system. from 60,000 customers who just had their power restored lost it again. teresa garcia is in rockaway beach, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. like it or not, ready or not, people in this tri-state region are pretty storm weary but they had to power through a nor'easter that brought a lot of snow, windy conditions, slushy and miserable out there. this is actually a snowstorm that's proving to be on track to break records for snowfall in november. for example, in central park about four inches fell. here at rockaway beach on the boardwalk, definitely more than three. and all this snow is ba
mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. the situation in spots of the northeast are dire. >> it is. cbs 5 has teamed up with the american red cross to raise money for the victims and help get things back to normal as soon as possible. and we have been taking your calls and donations all morning long since about 6:00 this morning and the bay area has been very generous and we're not done yet. >> roberta gonzales is in the call center. those phones keep ringing. >> reporter: i am here in the hurricane relief fund telethon. we started at 6:00 this morning. we're going strong all the way until 7 p.m. i'm going to become your very personal friend over the next several hours because i'm not going anywhere. i need your help. i need you to help people on the east coast. it's west coast joining east coast. together we can make it better for everyone because 53,000 people still cannot go home because of the wrath of superstorm sandy. also, people are still without electricity and top that off with a second storm a nor'easter that raced through new york and new jersey yesterday dumping record amounts of
for allegedly revealing classified information. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 9th, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in washington. there is a new sense of urgency to avert a looming fiscal crisis. it's the so-called fiscal cliff a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year. both democrats and republicans are talking compromise but we have heard this all before. and in the just released report from the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts dire consequences unless it's resolved. this mornings stocks in asia dipped on concern over the crisis. tokyo's nikkei and hong kong hang seng were down 1% and wall street investors are selling. the dow jones industrials were down 434 points the last two days. today president obama in his first post-election comment will address the nation's fiscal problems. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on all of this. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. you know, not everyone believes that the consequences of going over this fiscal cliff
of their homes and devastated neighborhoods. cbs reporter erica ferrari shows us the damage and the outrage left in sandy's wake. >> reporter: possessions that once filled the homes on long beach island are now piled up outside on the street. >> took all the furniture out. all the furniture is gone. >> reporter: the coastal new jersey community took a direct hit from sandy. saturday almost two weeks after the storm many people got their first look at the damage. john boyle found a boat in his backyard. his 7-year-old vacation home filled with four feet of water. >> it's been through a few storms but this is absolutely the worst. >> reporter: in new york -- >> we putting 12 packs in a bag. >> reporter: volunteers and her daughter fanned out across the city to assist people still struggling. >> we want to help them and give them basic needs. >> reporter: here volunteers are working to distribute the essentials like blankets and water and diapers. all of these supplies have been donated. but some stay the help came too late. -- say the help came too late. >> this has only been maybe a week and a ha
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, two days after the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus more details are emerging about the chain of events that lead to his departure. we begin tonight with bob orr in washington. >> good luck, sir. >> reporter: sources say the down fall of c.i.a. director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f.b.i., uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. source have identified the second woman as 37-year-old jill kelley of the tampa area. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian who does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her husband.
! [ high operatic voice ] ♪ let me go ♪ [ rock ] . >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> a monoyu mental cleanup after a man-made flash flood leaves a bay area neighborhood buried in mud. >> it really sounded like a rushing river. >> good evening. >> well, it took all day, but the daly city neighborhood near hillside park has finally dug itself out of that mess after a water main burst and buried it in mud. cbs 5 reporter linda shows us there are still some concerns hanging over homeowner's heads. literally, linda. >> yes, there are, ken. the river of mud just swept down this hillside narrowly missing a couple of homes, but it did take out this car, one of a dozen parked out here on the street. >> work crews got the streets cleared by night fall. a wall of mud buried these streets. people were startled awake just before 4:30 when police ordered them out of their homes. >> basically we saw just three feet high mud blocking the whole street. >> an 8-inch pipe connected to a water tank in the hills above them ruptured. 45,000 gallons of water cascaded downhil
on a violent crime spree? san jose. as cbs 5 reporter anne makovec tells us it comes on the same day the officers get a big break in the case. >> you would never want to see someone that young lose his life at a young age by those means. >> reporter: 22-year-old rory park-pettiford was remembered at a memorial service in campbell. >> rory was a great kid. always jovial and happy. you know practical joker. >> reporter: but many friends couldn't speak of him without breaking down because they can't help but remember how he was killed. during a robbery attempt one week and one day ago. this is a surveillance photo of two robbers whom police say tried to carjack pet pet ford in his car outside a 7/11 store then shot him when he tried the drive away. that's after a violent crime spree that started with four armed robberies within an hour on friday, november 16th. this is how it ended for one suspect. 26-year-old jonathan wilbanks captured after running into a family's home later that night. the second and final suspect a teenager was caught last night after a week on the run. >> we're jus
no clue what i'll do after that. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 28, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning little progress to report in efforts to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, those are the tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect next year. republicans and democrats continue to squabble over raising taxes and sparing entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. today the president discusses the issues with leaders of major corporations. he met with small business leaders yesterday. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: while the two sides remain deadlocked president obama is taking his case to the american people trying to drum up support. republicans are complaining that instead of being out campaigning he needs to sit down with them and work out a deal. it's a short drive up pennsylvania avenue from the capital to the white house but congressional republicans and president obama are getting farther apart in their effort to keep the nation from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. a s
recovery efforts on hold. right now cbs 5 is manning with the red cross to partnering with other groups to help out. roberta gonzales is in our help center. >> reporter: i'm proud to be part of cbs 5's hurricane relief fund telethon. i'm going to be here from now until 7 p.m. each and every minute trying to raise a dollar from each and every one of you out there. so we're not leaving here until we have your support to help our friends across the country. in fact, we would like to give you a recap on what's happened over the past 7 days. it's been the american red cross, they have been there for the entire country in this will the battle for hurricane sandy. the red cross has served more than a million meals and snacks providing more than 17,000 health services and the emotional support contacts for people affected by sandy. now, get this stat. shelters have provided nearly 90,000 overnight stays and still today, this morning, 53,000 people are waking up in red cross shelters across the east coast. the red cross has also deployed more than 5300 disaster worker, 60 trailers of relief supp
and a thanksgiving feels. >> it's a holiday tradition at one san francisco location. cbs reporter cate caugiran is at glide memorial church with a look at all the preparations. good morning, cate. >> good morning, frank and michelle. happy thanksgiving to you guys. this is an event that's truly powered by the community. i want to show you the donations. look at the happens and turkeyses. it's the community generosity of volunteers and donations that keeps this alive. now, they have been doing this event for almost 30 years. you can see the preparations have already started the event bringing about 600 volunteers all helping to feed our homeless. today they will be serving all the thanksgiving fixings. about 300 turkeys, 200 happens, dressing, gravy, dessert. our cbs 5's ken bastida got a chance to chat with a guy who makes this happen every year, cecil williams, who talked about the true sense of ram radry camaraderie. >> people talk with each other, converse with each other, get to know each other. >> reporter: now, the meals will actually start being served with thanksgiving breakfast at 7:00
>>> good morning. it is friday, november 16, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." david petraeus is minutes away from telling congress what the cia was doing in benghazi. >> breaking news, air raid sirens and explosion, violence escalates in the middle east. israel inches closer to sending ground forces into gaza. we're at the border. >> nfl commissioner roger goodell is in studio 57 today to talk concussions, expansion and why your kids should still play football. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> we lost fouramericans. >> are there still questions out there? you bet. we're going to continue to work to get those answers. >> former cia director dave petraeus heads to capitol hill. >> he'll testify behind closed doors about that deadly september 11th attack on benghazi. >> cia announce it's launching an investigation into petraeus' conduct ile he was still in charge of the agency. >> petraeus says no classified information was shared. >> fire was exchanged between israel and hamas. >> this battle is escalating. >> israel is prepa
to the election. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. recovery is slow going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and 6 million homes and businesses. and back up batteries and generators are failing knocking out one in five cell phone towers. here's a timeline video of how some 650,000 new yorkers lost power. the storm rolled in. you see the freedom tower on the right. night falls. the substation explodes. lower manhattan is plunged into darkness. mayor bloomberg said could it be days before power is restored. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing in front of the entrance to new york's fdr drive. this is one of the areas that remains flood
. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us the possible impact. there's still some undecided voters out there and these numbers, they could have some sway. >> reporter: that's because this is the last economic report we'll see before the election. today both candidates will use it for their campaign blitz to get those undecided voters. a sluggish economy has been a bone of contention. >> reporter: the president started his day in ohio with better-than-expected unemployment numbers. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: employers added 171,000 new jobs in october, about 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. despite the improvement, the president is still facing high unemployment. because more americans are trying to find work, it ticked up from 7.8 to 7.9%. that's the highest number an incumbent president has faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. mitt romney says he will do a better job if he is elec
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